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  • mikew1985 5 Jul 2013 09:34:24 13,543 posts
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    w00t wrote:
    Trowel wrote:
    Anelka to West Brom is done.
    Have you seen the incredible official WBA video announcing the signing?

    (better with sound)
    Wtf?
  • captbirdseye 5 Jul 2013 09:47:13 6,142 posts
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    @w00t hahaha, the pain of royalty free music :D
  • Dougs 5 Jul 2013 09:49:16 72,138 posts
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    And he still looks overjoyed!
  • TheSaint 5 Jul 2013 09:56:12 15,663 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    6 I think! Arsenal, City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Bolton, WBA.
    I thought it would have been more than that.
  • THFourteen 5 Jul 2013 09:58:12 36,649 posts
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    He played for Manchester too.
  • mcmonkeyplc 5 Jul 2013 10:01:02 39,852 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    He played for Manchester too.
    CITY!

    Stop baiting me! :p
  • morriss 5 Jul 2013 10:51:18 71,284 posts
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    mikew1985 wrote:
    w00t wrote:
    Trowel wrote:
    Anelka to West Brom is done.
    Have you seen the incredible official WBA video announcing the signing?

    (better with sound)
    Wtf?
    "I don't want to be here."
  • Mr_Sleep 5 Jul 2013 11:00:12 18,157 posts
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    mikew1985 wrote:
    w00t wrote:
    Trowel wrote:
    Anelka to West Brom is done.
    Have you seen the incredible official WBA video announcing the signing?

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    Wtf?
    hah, that's excellent, he's rocking an excellent beard too.
  • thedaveeyres 5 Jul 2013 11:42:51 12,097 posts
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    He looks like a death row convict being handed the shirt they're going to fry him in.
  • vijay_UK 5 Jul 2013 12:07:25 3,104 posts
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    thedaveeyres wrote:
    He looks like a death row convict being handed the shirt they're going to fry him in.
    :-P
  • President_Weasel 5 Jul 2013 12:23:11 10,093 posts
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    mcmonkeyplc wrote:
    THFourteen wrote:
    He played for Manchester too.
    CITY!

    Stop baiting me! :p
    As opposed to the London Reds you mean?
  • mcmonkeyplc 5 Jul 2013 12:23:59 39,852 posts
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    He played for Arsenal as well duh.
  • The-Bodybuilder 5 Jul 2013 13:51:40 14,838 posts
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    Apparently that Mythxnaiynaonsdkkkpsaodik geezer doesn't want to go to Liverpool (duh!) and is gonna accept Dortmund's offer instead.

    No offence, but its not really a hard choice between the two is it?
  • Mr_Sleep 5 Jul 2013 13:57:39 18,157 posts
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    I'm inclined to agree, Dortmund are definitely going to be a good contender in the champions league next season. It's really not a tough choice.
  • mikew1985 5 Jul 2013 13:58:54 13,543 posts
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    One of the best teams in Europe with a superb history to boot.

    He'd be mad not to join Dortmund.
  • Syrette 5 Jul 2013 14:43:17 45,449 posts
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    Dortmund are buying very well. I love that club. Everything I wish Newcastle would be, but aren't.
  • nickthegun 5 Jul 2013 14:44:12 63,863 posts
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    mikew1985 wrote:
    One of the best teams in Europe with a superb history to boot.

    He'd be mad not to join Dortmund.
    BAM!
  • Syrette 5 Jul 2013 14:47:20 45,449 posts
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    If you look closely, it looks like he's crying.
  • The-Bodybuilder 5 Jul 2013 16:10:34 14,838 posts
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    Awesome beard.
  • mcmonkeyplc 5 Jul 2013 16:26:01 39,852 posts
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    Prrft Moyes has said Rooney's not for sale before :)
  • oceanmotion 5 Jul 2013 16:38:36 16,375 posts
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    Sounds like he won't come back a fatty this year. Must mean he is up for it.
  • nickthegun 5 Jul 2013 16:43:03 63,863 posts
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    Proof of the pudding will be whether he has eaten it.
  • mikew1985 5 Jul 2013 16:58:19 13,543 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Proof of the pudding will be whether he has eaten it.
    :D

    I saw it coming but I still laughed.
  • Deleted user 5 July 2013 18:39:21
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    David Villa to Spurs next then? A deal i find a tad odd tbh considering his age and recent injuries.
    If it wasn't for his age and injuries we'd never be able to sign him.

    Don't want to be completely relient on him obviously, but the benefits of having David Villa play for you seem fairly self-evident to me.
  • SolidSCB 5 Jul 2013 18:59:30 8,484 posts
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    I was similarly puzzled when some people were going on about us getting the 'ancient' 29 year old van Persie for a staggering 20-odd million like somehow we were getting the shit end of the deal.

    In fairness, this was mainly a vocal group of Arsenal fans trying to kid themselves that they'd got rid at the right time, but still.
  • thedaveeyres 5 Jul 2013 19:26:04 12,097 posts
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    It depends on the player and the position. Defenders and midfielders can stay at the top of their games longer than strikers. I'd say a good rule of thumb would be 30 as peak age for a defender, 28 for a midfielder, 26 for a striker. So yeah, RvP is past it, however he benefits from not actually having played that much football, as Arsenal were always nursing him back from one injury or another, and from being a technical player rather than a player whose game is based on pace. Still, his best years are behind him.

    Edited by thedaveeyres at 19:27:32 05-07-2013
  • Syrette 5 Jul 2013 19:43:55 45,449 posts
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    Wonder what club Chelsea are going to loan van Ginkel to.

    Do they really need another midfielder? Vile club.
  • faux-C 5 Jul 2013 19:51:24 10,158 posts
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    So anyone got any bright ideas for who Liverpool can sign now we're not getting Mkhitaryan? I'm just going to sulk until we get someone else to obsess over.
  • Deleted user 5 July 2013 20:14:33
    Dempsey.
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